Share your #HealthySelfie to Fight Hunger this September

Share your #HealthySelfie to Fight Hunger this September

Show Off Your #HealthySelfie to Raise Awareness of Hunger in our Community Nearly 100,000 people in Northwest Indiana face hunger. We want all of our neighbors to have the nutrition they need to thrive, and we're challenging you to help make that happen. Share your #healthyselfie this September, and pledge to take action against hunger by volunteering, donating, or advocating for hunger relief in our community. And don't forget to challenge your friends to do the same! “It takes more than just a few people fighting hunger to make a difference—it takes a…Read more
September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month

TAKE ACTION AGAINST HUNGER THIS SEPTEMBER Food Bank of Northwest Indiana kicks off Hunger Action Month with mobile markets, distributes fresh fruit and veggies to 1000 local families in September This September, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana asks the community to mobilize across Lake and Porter counties to fight hunger in the Region. To encourage the community’s participation and provide critical food assistance to people facing hunger across the Region, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will kick off Hunger Action Month with two special distributions to provide food assistance to 1,000 local…Read more
Take a Hike and Help Fight Hunger in Northwest Indiana

Take a Hike and Help Fight Hunger in Northwest Indiana

Hunger exists in every community across the Region, and we want to ensure that all of our neighbors have the nutrition they need to thrive. The Hunger Hike is a family-friendly event, bringing hundreds of people from across Northwest Indiana together to raise awareness and funds for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s network of food pantries and soup kitchens. Your team or individual fundraising will bring hope to thousands of people across Lake and Porter counties. Join a Team or Register as an Individual Now Click "TICKETS" to register as an individual,…Read more
Kids and Teens in Need Eat Free this Summer

Kids and Teens in Need Eat Free this Summer

The Food Bank Summer Food Service Program provides critical nutrition for young people facing hunger during the summer   For thousands of children and teens across Lake and Porter county, summer break is more than just a break from school—it’s a break from the guaranteed nutrition provided by free or reduced-priced meals provided during the school day. To help ensure that all kids have the nutrition they need during the summertime, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will kick off its Summer Food Service Program on Monday, June 12. The program is part of…Read more
Feed a Childhood with Milk

Feed a Childhood with Milk

One of the most desired items from families in need is milk...but it is seldom donated to food banks. Help a family in your community by taking part in the Great American Milk Drive at Jewel-Osco stores or by donating online: www.milklife.com/give.Read more
The Soirée 2017

The Soirée 2017

Held at the historic Gary Aquatorium in Marquette Park, The Soirée showcases some of the best tastes, sights, and sounds from around the Region, all while raising money to feed individuals and families struggling with hunger in our community.   FEATURING ACF Chefs of Northwest Indiana Asparagus Restaurant I'Scream & Cookies It's Time 2 Eat BBQ Ivy Tech Community College - East Chicago Region Ale Strack & Van Til Sun King Brewing Company Tapas Cafe Timbrook Kitchens Whole Foods Market - Schererville With Live Music from The Calumet Ridge Jazz Ensemble FEATURED SPONSORS Strack &…Read more
Food Bank and McDonald’s fight hunger with Pantry on the Go

Food Bank and McDonald’s fight hunger with Pantry on the Go

Pantry on the Go Kicks Off its 7th Year of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope in the Region Pantry on the Go, the mobile food distribution program that serves more than 350,000 individuals in Northwest Indiana each year, will return for its seventh consecutive year in 2017. The program year kicks off Wednesday, March 29 at the Banta Center in Valparaiso (605 Beach Street) and continues through the end of the year. Locations for Pantry on the Go are posted on the Food Bank’s website each month and updates are regularly available on Facebook and…Read more
Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $91,008 for the Food Bank

Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $91,008 for the Food Bank

Strack & Van Til and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Team Up to Fight Hunger in the Region Strack & Van Til recently presented a check for $91,008 to the Food Bank, the results of the local grocery store chain's 2016 holiday Checkout Challenge to fight hunger. That amount represents the combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana choosing to “round up” their bill when shopping at area Strack & Van Til stores, Ultra Foods, and Town & Country Market throughout November and December of last year. “We are grateful to Strack & Van…Read more
Spread the Love to our Neighbors in Need this February

Spread the Love to our Neighbors in Need this February

Peanut butter is a staple in more than 91% of American households, thanks to its nutritious qualities and kid-friendly taste. It’s also one of the most popular and valuable food items for our partner pantries. Our goal is to collect 25,000 jars of peanut butter by February 28th—and we need your help! Host a peanut butter drive and help the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Spread the Love to our neighbors in need this February. Collect as many jars of nutritious, protein-packed peanut butter* as possible to support individuals and families struggling with…Read more
Texas Corral and the Food Bank Serve 1,000 on Christmas Day

Texas Corral and the Food Bank Serve 1,000 on Christmas Day

Working Together to Fight Holiday Hunger On Sunday, December 25, Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, served Christmas dinner to more than 1000 people in need. The restaurant opened its doors from 11am to 5pm to offer a warm meal at no cost to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Northwest Indiana. “The Christmas spirit is alive and well in 2016,” said Anthony Moniuszko, General Manager of the Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville. “When you see the expressions of joy and happiness on the…Read more